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Oscars leaving Sky

Sky has not picked up the rights to show the world’s biggest movie awards ceremony in the UK following a 20-year run. Sky won the rights from the BBC and most recently showed the ceremony across four channels: a dedicated Sky Cinema Oscars channel, Sky Showcase, Sky Arts and Sky News, along with streaming service […]

August 9, 2023

Sky acquires UK rights to She Came To Me

Sky has announced that Rebecca Miller’s modern romantic comedy, She Came To Me, will air on Sky Cinema in the UK and Ireland. The news comes as the film opens the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival. The movie stars BAFTA and Academy Award-winner Anne Hathaway, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Peter Dinklage, Academy Award-winner […]

February 17, 2023

Sky Original The Hanging Sun to close 79th Venice International Film Festival

Sky has announced that The Hanging Sun, a Sky Original, will close the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 10th. The Hanging Sun is directed by Francesco Carrozzini, and is produced by Italian production companies Cattleya and Groenlandia, alongside Sky Studios, Sky’s original programming arm across Europe. Based on the novel Midnight Sun by […]

July 26, 2022

Sky announces start of production for Borderland

Sky has announced the start of production in Glasgow for new Sky Original revenge-filled action thriller Borderland written by Top Boy creator Ronan Bennett and The Guard Brothers. Sky, Ingenious Media and Rocket Science present in association with Screen Scotland and LipSync. Borderland will be available on Sky Cinema in 2022. Borderland, a Sky Original […]

April 12, 2022

New original titles for Sky Documentaries, Nature, Crime

Sky has announced a slate of three new Sky Original documentaries launching across Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky Crime this year. The newly commissioned documentaries include blue-chip natural history series Predators – Sky’s first co-production with Netflix –  which will follow six apex predators as they face the ultimate survival test in ever-changing landscapes. […]

January 25, 2022

Michael Sheen, Nathalie Emmanuel star in new Sky Original film Last Train to Christmas

Sky has announced that BAFTA-nominated Michael Sheen (The Twilight Saga, The Queen) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones, Fast & Furious 7) have joined the cast of Last Train to Christmas, a brand new Sky Original film. Written and directed by Julian Kemp, produced by Sky, Future Artists Entertainment and Stigma Films the title will […]

October 20, 2021

Sky to release Fran Kranz’s film debut Mass

Sky has announced its release of Sky Original film Mass, starring Emmy Award winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Martha Plimpton (The Goonies) and Tony Award winner Reed Birney (House of Cards). Mass, a Sky Original is produced by Fran Kranz (Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods) […]

September 2, 2021

Animated Riverdance movie on Sky

Riverdance: The Animated Adventure, a new Sky original movie bringing the spirit of Irish dance to family audiences, will be available to watch later this month. The film is co-produced by Aniventure and River Productions and will be available in the UK & Ireland exclusively on Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW on May 28th. […]

May 11, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Data: 954,000 watch Snyder’s Justice League on Sky

Samba TV reports that 954,000 UK households watched the colour version of Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut between March 18th and 24th on Sky Cinema Premiere. Almost half (48 per cent) of the UK households actually finished the movie during the first seven days, yet the average number of minutes of the movie watched per […]

April 1, 2021

Promising Young Woman to premiere on Sky Cinema

The Promising Young Woman movie, nominated for 6 BAFTAs and 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, will join the Sky Original film line-up in a partnering with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International. The film will be available to UK audiences exclusively on Sky Cinema and Now from April 16th. The debut feature from writer/director/producer […]

March 25, 2021By Nik Roseveare